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“Potentially charming inn needs a makeover!” 2 of 5 stars
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Lafayette Inn
525 W. Monroe St, Easton, PA 18042   |  
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Free Full Breakfast, WiFi
Ranked #2 of 7 hotels in Easton
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Amherst, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Potentially charming inn needs a makeover!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I was misled by the reviews. This inn must survive based on it's proximity to Lafayette College. It has the potential to be charming but it is obvious the owners are not putting any money into the upkeep. Our room was musty smelling and the carpet was downright filthy. I couldn't stand to walk on it in my bare feet. The bathroom smelled of mildew and the back of the shower curtain was full of it and the tile floor needed a good scrubbing! It was desparately in need of a paint job. The outlet that was most convenient to charge phones was not working properly. It was reported but not repaired during our 2 night stay. There is a fountain and garden in front that could be lovely...if they just had a gardener or someone who would pay attention to it. On the plus side...the employees were all very friendly and whoever makes the baked goods deserves a gold star! The complimentary wine and cheese offered late Saturday afternoon was a nice touch. The breakfast room was light and airy and very pleasant. While I will never stay there again, I hope for future guests the owners pay more attention to items mentioned in this review.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LafayinnBB, Owner at Lafayette Inn, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Dear Nancy P.,
We thank you for taking the time to provide feedback to us regarding your recent stay. We do respect your privacy so we had to wait until the room was emptied to replace the outlet, as this required the power to be completely turned off to the room.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Watertown, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

My elderly mother spent the night in one room, and my wife and I spent the night in another -- and we agreed as we drove home to Connecticut the next day that the Lafayette Inn may have been the best B and B we've every experienced (and my 80 year-old mother has experienced a few!). The rooms were exceptionally comfortable, even luxurious, the breakfast was made-to-order and plentiful, the staff was highly accommodating -- they even set up a special table for us for breakfast when several of our family showed up unexpectedly -- and the architecture and design of the Inn itself are spectacular. I was raised in Easton just a few blocks from the Inn, so it was particularly meaningful for me to spend such a pleasant 24 hours. Highly, highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LafayinnBB, Owner at Lafayette Inn, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time for the review. We've enjoyed having you and your family here at the inn and look forward to your next trip to the Easton, PA area.
Best Regards,
Paul & Laura
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This really is THE place to stay when visiting the Easton, PA area. Rooms are absolutely spotless and comfortable. Extras such as coffee, tea, soft drinks and freshly baked goods are available any time of day along with wine and cheese Friday and Saturdays late afternoons which makes this a nice escape and place to relax. Breakfasts offer variety and quality--yummy really! DVDs are available for check out and viewing on the in room DVD players. The Inn has a warm, welcoming feel. The innkeepers offer just the right amount of interaction. We always look to stay here first when visiting our son at Lafayette and are thrilled when rooms are available.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are spacious.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a unique and comfortable landing spot with direct access to the campus of Lafayette College. Let's face it... Easton, Pennsylvania does have some "down on their luck" neighborhoods but the Lafayette Inn makes you forget all that with its lovely grounds and charming, well kept building. Our room was quiet, clean, and comfortable. And did I mention breakfast? I'd sleep on a couch in the living room to have that breakfast again!

A few things others may not like: no elevator and the wi-fi was a bit "spotty"... small issues for such a great stay!

Room Tip: Top floor was very quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Midland Park, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This B&B (large estate) is a great place to stay for a weekend get away. The rooms are large, beautifully furnished and spotless. The living room is huge and there are always refreshments and homemade breads and cookies on hand. They also have a beautiful front porch and a lovely breakfast room. The breakfast is included and the Belgian waffles were delicious. The owners and staff are very accommodating. We arrived a little early and had no trouble checking in. The B&B is close to town where there are some great restaurants . If you like a place with a historic feel, I would highly recommend this gem, you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: If you want a sunny room pick a room that faces the front of the Inn (like room #27) We also had roo...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lagrangeville, New York, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We had a perfect stay at the Lafayette Inn! We stayed in Room #1 which is cozy, quiet and very spacious. It has it's own private entrance which made it easy to come and go with our little dog. The grounds are gorgeous and immaculate and just one block from Lafayette College in a lovely part of Easton. The breakfast was so delicious...fresh hot Belgian Waffles made to order, homemade granola, fresh fruits...so many things to choose from! So nice to be able to have such a beautiful place to stay and be allowed to bring our pup along with us as well. We highly recommend the Lafayette Inn to anyone visiting Easton! Can't wait to go back...

Room Tip: Room #1 has it's own private entrance which made it easy for us with our dog to come and go. Als...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pennington, New Jersey, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We travel often, and rarely is there a place that is such a wonderful combination of comfort, privacy, luxury and simplicity. I have told both my husband and son that if I ever run away from home, they should look for me at The Laf Inn. Especially since we can bring our pooch! This is the very best extra ever! Looking forward to an excuse to come back soon and thank you for creating such a lovely, lovely space.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 525 W. Monroe St, Easton, PA 18042
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Easton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 hotels in Easton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lafayette Inn in Easton, PA is a perfect base for discovering the Lehigh Valley. Located just two blocks from Lafayette College and one mile from downtown Easton PA's Crayola Factory and State Theatre. ... more   less 
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